Campus Master Plan | 2011
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Education / Miner Village

The Education / Miner Village area on the eastern edge of the core of the campus is largely defined by the hill east of Kidd Field on the west and by the Arroyo on the east.

Miner Village Housing, completed in 2000, was the first new housing constructed on campus since 1970. Its 428 beds contribute to the University's goal to provide on-campus housing for 10% of the student body. The pedestrian connection to the Core Campus from Miner Village is limited to a narrow sidewalk on the western edge of the arroyo.

The Master Plan recommendations for this area provide a stronger connection from the Miner Village and Glory Road areas down to the Core Campus. It proposes that new residence halls or academic buildings be constructed west of a new limited access road along the western edge of the Arroyo. Development of this road and structures will require some excavation of the hill along its eastern edge.

It may be advantageous to provide a two level parking garage on the lot east of Education with no internal ramps similar to the Hilton garage. This may provide an opportunity to develop an expansion of Education on top of the garage.

Development of the arroyo as described in the Master Plan will further enhance the area and provide greater connectivity to the campus core.

Existing and proposed plans (mouse over for proposed image, click image for larger version of proposed plan, click here for larger version of existing plan)

Section through existing slope and Arroyo, with Miner Village beyond, and proposed section showing new buildings and road (mouse over for proposed image, click image for larger version of proposed section, click here for larger version of existing section)